Joe McEwing #47

  • 2B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 11"/170

Joe McEwing MLB Career Stats

.251 25 158 33 .657

Joe McEwing Bio

  • Full Name: Joseph Earl McEwing
  • Born: 10/19/1972 in Bristol, PA
  • Draft: 1992, St. Louis Cardinals, 28th rd. (783rd overall)
  • College: Morris CC, NJ
  • Debut: September 2, 1998
  • Ret., Final Game: 5/20/2006
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MLB Career Stats 1767 217 443 25 158 33 .251 .302 .657


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CAR Manager of the Year

Year Team League
2009 Winston-Salem CAR
2010 Winston-Salem CAR

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Season HBP Rank
2001 10 13th in NL

Joseph Earl McEwing Bio Info

Coaching Career
Begins his fifth season in the organization and first as the White Sox third base coach ... has spent the last three seasons as a manager in the Sox Minor League system, including the 2011 campaign at Class AAA Charlotte in the International League ... spent the 2009-10 seasons as manager at Class A Winston-Salem ... was named Carolina League Manager of the Year both years as he guided the dash to a pair of postseason berths ... served as hitting coach at Charlotte in 2008 ... compiled a .531 (223-197) winning percentage as a manager ... also managed the Mesa Solar Sox in the 2011 Arizona Fall League ... during his four-year stint in the White Sox player development system, worked with Gordon Beckham, Alejandro De Aza, Eduardo Escobar, Tyler Flowers, Brent Morel and Dayan Viciedo.

Playing Career
Played professionally for 16 seasons, including nine in the Major Leagues with St. Louis (1998-99), New York (NL) (2000-04), Kansas City (2005) and Houston (2006) ... hit .251 (443-1,767) with 25 home runs and 158 RBIs in 754 Major League games ... finished sixth in the National League Rookie of the Year balloting in 1999, batting .275 with 28 doubles, nine home runs and 44 RBIs in 152 games with the Cardinals ... appeared in 11 games with the Mets during the 2000 postseason as the club reached the World Series ... hit .283 (80-283) with eight homers and 30 RBIs with the Mets in 2001 ... was a teammate of White Sox manager Robin Ventura with New York in 2000-01.

Married Julia ... has three children: Joseph, Grace and Ashlyn ... attended County College of Morris in Randolph, N.J. and was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 2001 ... is a 1990 graduate of Bishop Egan High School in Fairless Hills, Pa. ... participated in Baseball 101 with then Kansas City Royals manager Buddy Bell in 2005, which raised $20,000 for the Down's Syndrome Guild of greater Kansas City.
2006 Ranked eighth in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League with a .315 batting average for Round Rock (Astros)...went to Spring Training with the Royals before a March 30 trade to Houston...spent time with the Astros from May 7-21, but went hitless in six at-bats, all as a pinch-hitter (seven games total)...played 112 games for Round Rock, collecting 21 doubles, 10 homers, 46 RBI and 64 runs scored...ranked third on the club with 16 stolen bases...hit .377 (49-for-130) against lefties...was at his best in the second half of the season, batting .368 (81-for-220) over his final 56 games beginning July 1...closed the season with a 13-game hitting streak from Aug. 22-Sept. 4, batting .420 (21-for-50)...saw action at every position except pitcher and catcher. 2005 Spent his 1st season in the American League and played in 83 games for the Royals, hitting .239 (43-180) with 1 home run and 6 RBI...With just 6 RBI in 180 at bats, tied for the 6th-fewest RBI in the Majors (with at least 180 at bats) since 1950...Opened the season with Omaha (AAA) and hit .167 (3-18) in 5 games...had his contract purchased on April 13...pinch ran and stole a base in the 9th inning...Hit .100 points higher at Kauffman Stadium than on the road, hitting at a .291 clip (25-86) at home and just .191 (18-94) on the road...Hit .268 (22-82) before the All-Star Break and just .214 (21-98) after the break...Made his 1st Royals start vs. Seattle on April 14 and went 2-for-4...Hit in 6-straight from April 14-26, hitting .417 (10-24) during the streak...Had at least 1 base hit in 11 of his 1st 14 starts...also had 4 multi-hit games during that stretch...Started at shortstop for the 1st time in 2005 on June 22 at Chicago...last started at shortstop Aug. 19, 2004...Hit his only home run of 2005 July 15 at Detroit...was his 1st home run since May 7, 2004 vs. Milwaukee...snapped a stretch of 90 games and 183 at-bats without a homer...Made his 4th career start at 1st base on July 20 at Cleveland...was his 1st start at 1st base since April 16, 2002. 2004 The versatile McEwing fractured his left fibula on Aug. 19 in Colorado and missed the final seven weeks of the season. McEwing hit .254 with 16 RBIs through 75 games. He played every position in the infield as well as seeing time in the outfield. His 34 games at second base represented his most at one position. 2003 Tied his career-high, done 15 previous times, with three hits (3-4, two doubles, a single and a walk) on July 22nd at Philadelphia....Also had three hits, on May 10th vs. San Diego...Over his final 14 games of the year with an at-bat, Joe went 13-45 (.289)...Had 13 multi-hit contests on the season, 11 games with two hits and two games with three hits...Knocked in two runs at St. Louis on May 1st...Hit .307 (35-114) in 39 day games.
  • Also compiled a .304 average (7-23) with 11 RBI with a runner on third base...His RBI single in the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie and helped propel the Mets to a seven-run inning en route to a 9-3 win in Florida on September 27th...For the year, he appeared in five games at first base, 55 games at second base (42 starts), two games at third base (one start), 42 games at shortstop (24 starts), 16 games in leftfield (four starts), one game in centerfield (one start) and two games in rightfield...Optioned to Norfolk (AAA) of the International League on April 17th...Recalled on April 23rd...Was 6-19 (.316) with a home run and three RBI in five games at Triple-A. 2002
  • Became only the fifth outfielder since 1990 to record an unassisted double play on April 4th vs. Pittsburgh...In the first inning, Joe, who was playing leftfield, caught a line drive off the bat of Armando Rios and tagged out Jason Kendall who was running from first to second base on the play.
  • Hit the first lead-off home run of his career, April 4th vs. the Pirates (Anderson).
  • Cracked a three-run home run in the seventh inning off Mike Hampton to give the Mets a 4-3 triumph over Colorado on May 11th at home.
  • Started at third base on May 18th at San Diego, making team history by becoming the first Met to start at seven different positions in one season...Joe played every position except catcher and pitcher...Kevin Mitchell started at six different positions in 1986.
  • Placed on the DL on July 19th (retroactive to July 14th) with a left rib cage strain...Was activated on July 31st.
  • Played for the Brooklyn Cyclones (A) of the New York-Penn League on July 29th as part of his Major League Rehabilitation assignment...Went 1-4 with an RBI as the DH.
  • Continued his Major League Rehabilitation assignment with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...In one game with the B-Mets, he was 0-5 with one strikeout...In that contest, Joe played both second and third base.
  • Tied his career-high (done six times) with three RBI in Montreal on September 13th...Also had three RBI (a three-run home run off Mike Hampton) May 11th vs. Colorado and three RBI in Florida on August 27th.
  • For the year, he had six games with two hits and six multiple-RBI contests: three games with two runs batted in and three games with three RBI.
  • Appeared in 20 games at first base (two starts), 21 games at shortstop (10 starts), 35 games in the outfield {20 starts: four in left, one in center (May 1st at Arizona) and 15 in right}, 12 games at second base (four starts) and 10 games at third base (five starts). 2001
  • For the Mets, he played in five games at second base (one start), 25 games at third base (17 starts), 12 games at shortstop (six starts) and 62 games in the outfield (42 starts: 20 in leftfield, one in center and 21 in rigthtfield).
  • Became the first Met to start at six different positions since Mitchell did it in 1986...Started at second base, third base, shortstop, and all three outfield spots.
  • Tied a career-best with his second three-RBI game on June 10th at Tampa Bay...Also had three RBI, July 17, 2000 at Toronto.
  • Hit .333 (15-45) during the month of June, which was the highest average of any Met with 20 or more at-bats that month.
  • Hit safely in 10 straight games from June 27th-July 7th...Was .366 (15-41) with seven runs scored, two doubles, two home runs, three RBI, three walks and a stolen base in those contests.
  • Tied a career-high with the 14th, three-hit game of his career, August 10th vs. St. Louis...Also had three hits on July 26th at Florida; July 15th vs. Toronto; July 13th vs. Boston, July 3rd vs. Chicago and April 28th at St. Louis.
  • Was hit-by-a-pitch 10 times, three short of the club record of 13, held jointly by Ron Hunt (1963) and John Olerud (1997). 2000
  • Made 16 starts for the Mets in the outfield, 10 in centerfield and six in left...Also saw action in 19 games at third base (nine starts), 16 games at second base (six starts), and four games at shortstop.
  • Began the season with the Mets' Norfolk (AAA) team of the International League...Recalled on May 13th...Optioned again on August 28th and recalled on September 5th.
  • Became the Mets' 119th third baseman when he started there on May 20th vs. Arizona.
  • Set a career-high with three RBI at Toronto on July 17th.
  • Tied a career-high with three hits on July 13th at Boston...Also had three hits on May 21st vs. Arizona and June 4th vs. Tampa. 1999
  • Finished sixth in the National League Rookie of the Year balloting.
  • Had a 25-game hitting streak from June 8th-July 4th...During the streak he hit .318 (35-110)...It was a record for a Cardinals' rookie, the fifth longest streak in major league history by a rookie and the third longest streak in the National League in 1999.
  • Played every position for St. Louis except pitcher and catcher...Made 85 starts at second base, 18 in centerfield, 16 in leftfield, eight in rightfield and one at first base.
  • Hit his first major league home run on May 15th vs. Los Angeles off Mike Maddux. 1998
  • Was recalled by the Cardinals on September 1st.
  • Made his first major league start on September 12th at Houston...Played second base and led off that game with his first big league hit off Randy Johnson.

    In the minors

  • Started the season with Arkansas (AA) of the Texas League...Was promoted to Memphis (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on June 7th.
  • Ranked second among all minor league players with 189 hits.